Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1038 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

IT/S GOING TO BE HOT AND HUMID ACROSS THE REGION FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS. ALONG WITH THE WARMER WEATHER WILL COME SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES AS WELL. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ROLLED
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN IOWA INTO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND
SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN THIS MORNING. SOME LOCATIONS UNDER THESE
STORMS RECEIVED UPWARDS OF HALF AN INCH TO AN INCH OF RAIN THIS
MORNING. WITH THE CLOUDS AND HIGHER DEWPOINT VALUES
PRESENT...TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING GENERALLY BOTTOMED OUT IN THE
UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S. WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST IN
THE 5 TO 15 MPH RANGE.

FOR THE REST OF TODAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL SLOWLY
WEAKEN...ENDING DURING THE AFTERNOON IN MOST AREAS.
HOWEVER...ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS ARE ANTICIPATED AGAIN TONIGHT
AND AT INTERVALS INTO NEXT WEEK AS THE WEATHER PATTERN REMAINS
QUITE ACTIVE. TEMPERATURES FOR THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE HIGHLY
DEPENDENT ON SUNSHINE. IN LOCATIONS THAT BECOME PARTLY
CLOUDY...WHICH WOULD BE IN NORTHWESTERN IOWA INTO SOUTHWESTERN
MINNESOTA AND NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA...HIGHS WILL REACH THE LOW TO
MID 90S. IN LOCATIONS THAT STAY UNDER CLOUD COVER...SUCH AS
EASTERN IOWA INTO WISCONSIN...HIGHS WILL REMAIN IN THE LOW TO MID
80S. WINDS WILL BE MAINLY FROM THE SOUTH AT AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THIS CURRENT WEATHER PATTERN OF HOT...HUMID...WEATHER WITH ON AND
OFF SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL PERSIST INTO THIS WEEKEND. DAILY
HIGHS WILL LIKELY AVERAGE RANGING FROM THE IN THE MID 80S TO
MID 90S...DEPENDING ON SUNSHINE. HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE
NEARING 100 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. SOME RELIEF IS
FORECAST EARLY NEXT WEEK AS A FRONT BRINGS SOMEWHAT COOLER AND
LESS HUMID AIR INTO THE REGION...BUT EVEN AFTERWARD RAIN CHANCES
WILL PERSIST AT INTERVALS.

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